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Heidelberg Excels in IPA Color Proofing Roundup

Press release from the issuing company

KENNESAW, Ga. – September 3, 2003 – IPA, the Association of Graphic Solutions Providers, recently disclosed Heidelberg USA’s outstanding results in its first-ever North American Color Proofing Roundup for the graphic communications industry. Heidelberg received high marks from the organization, which evaluated 19 color-proofing systems from 14 major manufacturers and used two different reference print conditions. “We are proud that organizations like the IPA recognize Heidelberg’s commitment to the prepress sector and our ongoing dedication to developing the highest performing products in the industry,” said Ray Cassino, director, prepress marketing, Heidelberg USA. Heidelberg submitted its Prinect Profile Toolbox, MetaDimension, Supercolor and HP5500 prepress products for the detailed evaluation and received exceptional ratings in all three test categories: measure, visual and technical. The company, for example, scored significantly lower Delta E in measure sheets for the SWOP and GRACOL tests than most of the participating systems. "In the technical category, having such a wide variation of scores demonstrates the importance of having a product that not only can RIP a proof but should RIP a plate as well, such as Heidelberg's Printready System and MetaDimension solutions do," Cassino said. The IPA recently reviewed the test results during a Webinar. The updated results will soon be posted and can be ordered through www.ipa.org. The roundup was a blind event, therefore individual vendor results are not available to the public. Heidelberg, however, is indicated as “Vendor #5”.